Sexual Assault

How Testing Sexual Assault Kits Can Link Criminal Cases

For our final post of the week, a webinar from the SAKI TA projectUnderstanding Case Connectivity: How Testing Sexual Assault Kits Can Link Criminal Cases. The webinar (which will be archived, so don’t sweat the short notice) will be held on November 28th at 2pm ET. From the website:

This webinar will explain the potential utility of case connectivity and discuss how case connectivity can be established through Sexual Assault Kit DNA testing. The webinar will also provide step-by-step guidance on how to organize and analyze the data needed to establish case connectivity. Participants will have ample time after the webinar to ask questions of the presenters.


Dr. Rebecca Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in community psychology with a concentration in statistics, also from Michigan State University. For the past 25 years, she has been conducting community-based research on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on sexual assault.

Rachael Goodman-Williams holds a master’s degree in community psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in community psychology from Michigan State University. Her work broadly focuses on violence against women, with a specialization in quantitative methods and evaluation science.

Register for the session here.


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